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					Finding Funding

Grant Writing Course
• How to look

• Where to look

• What’s already been funded
               How to Look
• Know what you want to have funded
  – Yourself
    • Early
    • Dissertation
    • Post-doc
  – Your Research
  – Travel
        What you will need?
• Yourself
  – What stage you are in?
• Your Research
  – Have an abstract of your research
  – Keywords
  – What you plan to learn within your research?
• Travel
  – What conference you are interested in:
  – What associations may fund you?
            Funding for Yourself:
               Where to Look
•    First Years
    –   NSF /http://www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp
        •   Deadline is November, 2005
        •   Award based on GRE, transcripts, choice of institutions,
            past performance, very brief (2 page) description of
            proposed research and letters of reference.
    –   Henry M. Jackson Foundation
        •   Due in June
        •   Application = memo of plan, goals, progress
      Funding for Yourself:
         Where to Look
• PhD Candidates
  – NIH NRSA (F31)
    • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-
      125.html
    • NIAAA, NIDCD, NIDA, NIMH, NINDS,
      NCAAM
    • 2 – 3 years of support (stipend + 2500 for
      instructional support + health insurance)
    • Deadlines: April, August and December 5
    • Award based on research plan, past performance
       Funding for Yourself:
          Where to Look
• Final Year – Dissertation Awards
  – For example, AAUW
    (http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/
    american.cfm)
     • Women only
     • November 15 deadline
     • 20,000 stipend
       Funding for Yourself:
          Where to Look
• Post-docs
  – NIH K-Kiosk:
    http://grants2.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopm
    entawards.htm
     • NIH NRSA (F32)
     • K01 (for more information,
       http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/20
       00/10/12/9)
     • K22 Career Transition Award
   Funding for Your Research:
         Where to Look
• Government: NIH, NSF
  – Program Announcements:
    http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/index.html
  – Requests for Applications:
    http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/index.html
  – Search the files:
    http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/search.htm?site=guide
  – Sign up for email updates:
    http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm
            Finding Funding
• Federal Institutions
  – The Federal Trough:
    http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/ful
    l/2002/02/20/3
  – DOD
     • DARPA: http://www.darpa.mil//baa/
     • ½ billion for University science research
     • Strings and Hoops
           Finding Funding
• Searchable Databases:
  – Grantsnet
  – http://www.fastweb.com
  – http://scholarships.kachinatech.com/scholar16.
    html
  – http://the-
    scientist.com/funding/funding_search.html
           Grantsnet
   http://www.grantsnet.org
– Register to get full usability of the site
   • save searches
   • get email updates
– Fill out search form
   • Training (what level of education you are at)
   • Type of application (individual)
   • Type of research (check off to limit results)
           Finding Funding

• Private institutions:
  http://fdncenter.org/funders/
  – Sector Search
                  when searching
  – ‘AND’ or ‘OR’ when searching
                Search Engines
• Google, Yahoo, etc.
  – Keywords:
     •   Graduate student
     •   Funding
     •   Fellowship
     •   Research specific (ie: spinal cord injury, laser
         therapy, etc.)
                 Finding Funding
• Research Specific Associations
   –   ASLMS http://www.aslms.org
   –   SFN http://www.sfn.org
   –   ASM http://www.asm.org
   –   APA http://www.apa.org/students/funding.html
   –   WIN http://www.womeninneuroscience.org
        • Bulletin boards and email lists
• For students, often have small research grants or
  larger fellowship offerings
             Finding Funding

•   Ask your doctoral committee
•   Ask your grad student office (Janet)
•   Journal article acknowledgements
•   *Specialized sources of funding are not
    always well-advertised.
                  Minorities
– NIH NRSA:
   • http://grants.nih.gov/training/careerdev/pbopporte.html#pbefe
     llowminority
   • 5 years of support
   • May 1 or November 15 deadline
– Ford Foundation
   • http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/fordpredoc.h
     tml
   • 3 years of support
   • November 20 deadline
– Several associations (ACS, ASM) offer predoctoral
  minority fellowships
   • http://www.asm.org/Awards/index.asp?bid=14956
                      Women
– Women in Science fellowships/grants:
  http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2000/
  05/31/12

– Associations:
   • AWIS: http://www.awis.org/ed_foundation.html
       – $1000 research awards to be used for any aspect of education
         (tuition, books), research, or travel
   • GWIS: http://www.gwis.org/Awards-Grants/Awards.htm
       – December 1 deadline
       – $300 - $4000 for research costs
           Non-US Citizens

• Not eligible for most US based fellowships

• Grantsnet Global Search:
  – http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/ful
    l/2000/03/30/5
         Funding for Travel:
           Where to Look
• Associations sponsoring the conference
  – Based on abstract/presentation
  – From associations
     • SFN
     • ASM
       http://www.asm.org/Awards/index.asp?bid=14968)
         Funding for Travel:
           Where to Look
• Non-specific Travel Grants:
  – NIH Minority Travel Grants (Human Genome
    Project Specific; add-on)
  – GWIS
     • http://www.gwis.org/Awards-Grants/Awards.htm
  – Abcam
     • http://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=aw
       ards
     • “Luck of the draw”
How to Find Grants Like Yours
• Prepare a list of keywords and phrases
  describing your application
• Use your keyword list to find abstracts of
  other grants similar to your own.
  – Note the funding agency and study section.
  – Review the keywords used by the abstractor
    and refine your keyword list
           Places to Look
• Crisp: http://crisp.cit.nih.gov
• NSF:
  http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants/grants_aw
  ards.htm
• FedRip and DTIC:
  http://rcs.lrc.usuhs.mil/rcs/rcsmain.html
      Things to Keep in Mind
• Improve your odds of being funded: match
  your objectives with those of the funding
  agency
  – Particular types of research (clinical, specific
    diseases)
  – Personal characteristics (collaborations, career
    phase, race, gender, etc.)
     Things To Keep In Mind:
• When contacting granting agencies, remember to
  ask:
  – What research expenses the grant will cover (ie.
    Travel, living expenses, research supplies, etc.)
  – Does the agency fund your type of research?
  – How large is the funding pool?
  – How many applications are received and how many
    are funded?
  – What are the deadlines?
               Questions?
• Http://www.nextwave.org has a person on
  staff to help with questions:
  – Grantdoctor@aaas.org
  – Also has regular column where questions are
    answered

				
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